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McConnell Is a supreme hypocrite

Antonin Scalia is gone. The nastiest and noisiest of right wingers on the Supreme Court is dead.

February 27, 2016 | | Other Views


The State of San Joaquin County today

San Joaquin County is entering a new era of growth and innovation. Our people are on the rise. Our communities are on the rise. San Joaquin County is on the rise. The state of our County is strong.

February 26, 2016 | MOSES ZAPIEN | Other Views


Teen with crohn’s disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: My son always has had problems with his digestive tract, and at age 17 he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. He was sometimes getting as many as 15 bouts of diarrhea a day. A succession of doctors gave him stronger and stronger drugs. He ended up on Humira. He was not happy about this. He took the drug for about one and a half years, through his freshman year in college. The doctors all told him that he would have to take this drug, with all of its horrific side effects, for the rest of his ...

February 24, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


The Megyn Kelly Effect

During a CNN town hall last week, Donald Trump offered up that he probably works too hard and if he had worked "a little bit less," he "probably wouldn't have had two marriages that didn't work out." Moderator Anderson Cooper then thanked Trump for participating in the event, and the last town hall before South Carolina Republicans hit voting booths was over. There were no follow-up questions about the role of Trump's -- so public it was front-page news - affair with second wife, Marla Maples, in the breakup of his first marriage.

February 23, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Hillary Clinton hangs on

Excuse me, but there is still only one person running for president on the Democratic side who the American people can even imagine as president. It is not, God bless him, Bernie Sanders. I say "God bless him" because I think he believes deeply and passionately in what he's saying. I think he even believes that saying it, as a candidate or president, is enough. On that I disagree. Free college? Close down Wall Street? Sorry: There aren't that many billionaires, and pension funds are among the biggest players on Wall Street, but don't get me started ...

February 23, 2016 | Susan Estrich | Other Views


No candidate is perfect

Let me tell you something people don't often say when arguing about presidential candidates on Facebook: No candidate is perfect.

February 22, 2016 | JILL RICHARDSON | Other Views


APPLE’S SECURITY CORE

I view Apple with almost as much loathing as I save for overzealous federal prosecutors. My last Apple phone was a lemon. The "Genius Bar" isn't. When I hear Apple extol its vaunted regard for privacy, I think of all the invasive personal questions my iPhone used to ask before I could download a free app. That was before I switched to Android. Liberated from 1 Infinite Loop - that's is Apple headquarters' precious Cupertino street address - I am free of owners' cultish reverence for all things iPhone.

February 22, 2016 | Debra Saunders | Other Views


Concerns of Recurrent tias

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a 69-year-old woman friend who has been having TIAs for over a year. She averages one a week. Doctors are puzzled. They last 15 to 20 minutes, with drooling and numbness on the left side. I am very worried about what is going to happen. Is this normal for an older person? Aren't TIAs a prelude to a major stroke? What do you think should be done? -- Anon.

February 21, 2016 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


What happened to health & safety first?

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

February 20, 2016 | | Other Views


Trump Is right on trade

Republican hawks are aflutter today over China's installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea.

February 19, 2016 | | Other Views


Bankrolling latest trade deal push

A New York Times article about Barack Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: "Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, Study Says."

February 19, 2016 | | Other Views


TRUMP: THEY LIED

It's one thing to disagree with the decision to go to war in Iraq. That, believe it or not, was once a minority view. According to a Gallup poll taken in March 2003, the night after the Iraq war began, 76 percent supported President George W. Bush's decision. Two months after the invasion, a Gallup poll found 79 percent of Americans thought the war was justified - about half of those said, "The war will be justified regardless of whether (weapons of mass destruction) are found."

February 18, 2016 | | Other Views


SUPREME COURTSHIP

Even before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his before-the-corpse-is-cold statement suggesting that the next president should pick Justice Antonin Scalia's successor, it was clear the Republican Senate is not going to confirm whomever President Obama picks. There's too much at stake. A new Democratic justice would shift the balance of power on the big bench. Facing the same dynamics, Senate Democrats would not have approved a nominee put forward by George W. Bush in his last year.

February 17, 2016 | | Other Views


Leave the Scalia chair vacant

It is a measure of the stature and the significance of Justice Antonin Scalia that, upon the news of his death at a hunting lodge in Texas, Washington was instantly caught up in an unseemly quarrel over who would succeed him.

February 16, 2016 | | Other Views


Stomping on constitutional rights

Imagine the outcry by tea party Republicans if state legislators were passing laws banning the use of video cameras in banks to capture images of robbers.

February 15, 2016 | JIM HIGHTOWER | Other Views


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Snoozing at teachers who abuse children

On Jan. 13, a judge in Houston, Texas, sentenced Alexandria Vera to 10 years in prison. Her crime? The 25-year-old teacher at Stovall Middle School ...

January 22, 2017 | | Other Views


Of reclusiveness and agoraphobia, only one is diagnosis

DEAR DR. ROACH: How does one differentiate between reclusiveness and agoraphobia? I realize both are medical terms/diagnoses. -- T.H.

January 22, 2017 | Keith Roach, M.D. | Other Views


Getting dogs to change their ‘business’ habits

Dear Didi: My husband and I adopted a 4 year old dog from the animal shelter and we named him Max. He is very sweet ...

January 22, 2017 | Didi McElroy | Other Views


And then I cried

I made it through election night, and the morning after, and the endless portmortems. I kept reminding myself of what Hillary Clinton said at the ...

January 20, 2017 | | Other Views


New president, new world

"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has ...

January 20, 2017 | | Other Views


Trump ‘disrespects’ the intel community?

President Barack Obama and his team still engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump's questioning Obama's place of birth. To even raise ...

January 19, 2017 | | Other Views


Inaugural address or rally?

At nearly 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump spoke to the world after TV networks declared him the victor in the presidential ...

January 17, 2017 | | Other Views


Hollywood vs. ‘fascist’ election

Critics of the Hollywood left chuckled when Hillary Clinton lost the election. Those dramatic videos full of celebrity ardor for the Clintons flopped. Rarely has ...

January 17, 2017 | | Other Views


King’s Dream still isn’t reality

Not long ago, I saw a comment on an online article about the rise in protests for black civil rights. "We gave you a president ...

January 16, 2017 | | Other Views


Reagan and Trump: American nationalists

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

January 16, 2017 | | Other Views


Enemies see an opening

"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people."

January 13, 2017 | | Other Views


Living wage, minimum wage both wrongheaded

What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and ...

January 11, 2017 | | Other Views


Can speculation be defined as news?

At the dawn of 2017, let us offer a philosophical question for the news media. If the scourge of the new year is "fake news ...

January 10, 2017 | | Other Views


Freedom of association is great ... for liberals

The secular-left website Slate recently warned on Twitter that "'Religious Freedom' legislation will be everywhere in 2017." "Religious freedom" is in scare quotes, a warning ...

January 10, 2017 | | Other Views


Dangers of big philanthropy

It's the season of giving.

January 10, 2017 | | Other Views


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